Richard Greenberg > Twenty Essex > London, England > Barrister Profile

Twenty Essex

Work Department

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Banking and finance
  • Civil fraud and asset tracing
  • Commercial law
  • Insolvency and company law
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Jurisdiction, conflicts and enforcement
  • Private international law
  • Shipping


Richard has a broad commercial practice, with a particular focus on civil fraud, shipping and commodities, banking and finance, and private international law.

He was ranked in Shipping as a “Rising Star” by The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022 and a “leading junior” in The Legal 500 UK Bar 2023. Richard’s “strengths include excellent attention to detail and an ability to give a well informed and practical view”.

Richard has appeared in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court. He has considerable experience of being led in complex, high-value litigation across Chambers’ practice areas, but also regularly appears as sole counsel. Many of his cases have involved jurisdictional disputes as well as other interim applications, including freezing injunctions.

He has extensive experience of arbitral proceedings, particularly in civil fraud, shipping, commodities, banking and general commercial cases. His experience covers arbitral proceedings under a variety of rules, including ad hoc, institutional (ICC, LCIA and SIAC) and trade arbitrations (LMAA and Gafta). In addition, he has considerable experience of applications to court in respect of arbitral proceedings, appeals against arbitration awards, and jurisdiction challenges.

Richard has undertaken secondments to a major city firm, where he spent three months in the litigation department, and a Norwegian Defence Club, where he spent six weeks advising on claims arising under charterparties and bills of lading.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Richard GreenbergTwenty EssexClear-headed, writes well and a crisp advocate.’

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Richard Greenberg – Twenty Essex ‘Richard is an excellent advocate who delivers clear-headed and crisp advocacy.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Richard Greenberg – Twenty EssexRichard is fantastically bright. He gets across his brief with impressive speed and is an excellent strategist.

Twenty Essex‘s civil fraud members are able to leverage the chambers’ complementary expertise in financial services and terminology. Paul Lowenstein KC is a go-to silk for injunction and jurisdiction work, both in England and offshore Caribbean jurisdictions. In the long-running PJSC National Bank Trust v Mints case, Philip Edey KC, leading Sarah Tresman and Richard Greenberg, is defending businessman Boris Mints against claims by two Russian banks for alleged fraudulent conspiracy involving loan restructuring. In the same matter, former chambers head Duncan Matthews KC and represents fourth defendant Igor Mints, his son. In a novel cryptocurrency case, unled Josephine Davies acted for Fetch.Ai in obtaining worldwide freezing orders against the hackers of its trading account, along with information orders against Binance entities.